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Chef Tony's

4926 St Elmo, Bethesda, MD
301-654-3737
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Ranked #23 of 300 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Old Georgetown Road
Transit: Easy Three block walk from Bethesda Metro station. At the top of the escalator turn left slightly and proceed to third traffic light on Old Georgetown Road. Turn right on St Elmo, we are on right hand side at 4926. Multiple public bus stops also within walking distance.
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English first
Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

With a couple of exceptions--a mushy crab cake, big indigestible cucumber chunks in an otherwise nice goat cheese and apple salad--the food at Chef Tony's was good. Yet this small restaurant, with the chef standing at the pass, does not feel homey or intimate but strangely impersonal and corporate. We were greeted by the hostess with "Are you here on... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Outstanding, friendly, attentive service from our server made us feel right at home in the cozy, little restaurant. There is a decent selection of local beers. The salad was decadent and delicious. The salmon was cooked to perfection. The desserts were amazing. Great value and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for seafood.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Ate here with three friends on a groupon. Food was extremely nice, service even better. Waitress and kitchen catered to various food allergies with attention and imagination, and brought over a complimentary drink for member of the party who could not eat desert (drink was awesome). Chef himself came out to check on us. And they serve the local goat's... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Overall the food was very good, especially the deserts. The only thing that kept it from being a 5 (at least from this particular experience) was that the trout was not quite as good as I have experienced in other restaurants (especially around Jackson Hole but how can you compete w that?). I've been here before and the experience was... More

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Brookeville, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Food there is still top-notch; especially liked the spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. I had the shrimp with linguini and got the mild sauce I requested (menu said spicy); other entree eaten was the sole (rated good). Dessert of banana bread was on the small side, as was the scoop of ice cream that came with it. But after... More

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Alexandria
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Overall this was a good experience. Service is great, although I felt like the restaurant was understaffed as it occasionally took a while to get the attention of our waiter. The food for the most part is good with healthy portions. Pros 1. Appetizers came out quickly 2. The filet satay was flavorful and delicious. 3. The crab soup contained... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We like to support neighborhood establishments. Found this quaint restaurant advertising a lot on Groupon and Living Social and assumed that this place "doest protest too much". I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised! LOVE the daily menu changes based on the fresh fish the buy that day. I said FRESH FISH!!!! Yea! Prices are very reasonable. Husband... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Using a discount program coupon, we made reservations and visited Chef Tony's on a very busy Friday evening. We were seated in a table for 2 beside the front door, so along with the other tables in our area, we experienced the cold wind of March everytime the door opened. We were greeted by our cheery waiter, who tried hard... More

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Brookeville, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was our third visit to Chef Tony's, a terrific value when one buys a LivingSocial coupon: $40 for 2 on their fixed price menu whose regular price is $80. Even at $80, the food is worth the price. The menu allows 3 choices: an appetizer/salad/soup, a main course, and dessert. The food during this visit was superb and each... More

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comet52
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I like to cook at home and when i go out, i want something that tastes better than what i can do. Tony's kitchen offers the most tantalizing flavors and dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service was excellent and the overall dining experience was fantastic! Thank you Tony.

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Additional Information about Chef Tony's

Address: 4926 St Elmo, Bethesda, MD
Phone Number: 301-654-3737
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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